Category: Media Release

Massive Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives In Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel has arrived in Melbourne. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Acting Minister for Transport Infrastructure Melissa Horne at the Port of Melbourne today as parts of the huge machine were being unloaded. Bella, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) which arrived […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Members Of 2019 Victorian Youth Congress Revealed

Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams today inducted 19 motivated and talented young people from across Victoria into the Andrews Labor Government’s second Victorian Youth Congress. Victorian Youth Congress members will discuss issues affecting young Victorians with Labor Government Ministers, advising on areas of concern and shaping government policies, programs and services. The Youth Congress members […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth

Extra Trams And Free Travel An Ace For Tennis Fans

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis. Australian Open ticket holders and staff will be able to travel for free along the tram routes servicing Melbourne Park, taking them straight to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Golden Plains Wind Farm Granted Planning Permit

One of Australia’s largest wind farms is a step closer to construction, with Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today announcing planning permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm. The Golden Plains Wind Farm, about 60 kilometres north-west of Geelong, would create hundreds of jobs and generate nearly 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Funding Boost To Keep Game Hunting Safe And Sustainable

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to the Game Management Authority to ensure hunting remains safe, responsible and sustainable this hunting season, and in future seasons. The Game Management Authority (GMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria. It promotes sustainability and responsibility in game hunting and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Backing Our Dairy Farmers In Northern Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our dairy farmers in Northern Victoria with funding for an industry-led project aimed at boosting jobs, training and skills across the sector. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited a dairy farm in Mooroopna today with representatives from Dairy Australia and Murray Dairy to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Serving Up Extra Security For The Australian Open

Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be deployed on trams for the first time to help keep tennis fans safe during the 2019 Australian Open. The PSOs will patrol trams and trains from 7am until after midnight, boosting safety for hundreds of thousands of fans who will use public transport to get to and from the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Grants Boost For Victoria’s Artisanal Producers

Victoria’s best artisanal producers will be supported to employ more staff, upgrade equipment and grow their businesses to take Victorian produce to the world, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Blue Tongue Berries in Seymour, who received support through the first round of the Labor Government’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

No Jab, No Play Laws Keeping Victorian Kids Healthy And Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping kids safe from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses, with tough new No Jab, No Play laws now in place. Acting Premier Tim Pallas and Acting Minister for Health Luke Donnellan visited a childcare centre in Northcote today to remind parents they must comply with the rules aimed at keeping […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

GovHub Gets Off The Ground In Ballarat

BALLARAT  Construction is kicking off on the new Ballarat GovHub project – a key milestone for the purpose-built facility for up to 1,000 Victorian Government employees, including 600 roles relocating from Melbourne. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes welcomed the erection of timber safety hoarding around the site, ahead of construction works beginning on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region